Real Estate

Clinton Hill Townhouse Listed For Over $2 Million



Photo courtesy Douglas Elliman.
Photo courtesy Douglas Elliman.

A single-family townhouse at 327 Vanderbilt Avenue — between DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues — that dates back to the 19th century, when it was called a carriage house, has hit the market for $2.1 million — a sizable sum for a building that looks pretty run down on the outside and is mostly walls on the inside.

327 vanderbilt inside

But as noted on Curbed, which first wrote about Douglas Elliman’s listing, the two-story, 2,200-square-foot “Italianate” home stands a good chance of fetching that amount thanks to the sheer amount of space and architectural detail, with high ceilings (12-feet high on the ground floor!), arched windows, exposed and/or refinished “sea-faring floor planks,” a roof deck, huge backyard, historical character, and even authentic horse hitching posts and a cobblestone lane.

327 vanderbilt backyard

However, this house isn’t even the most pricey option in the area, as there are at least three other options listed at or above 327 Vanderbilt’s asking price, and some are even arguably a better deal:


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  1. The Vanderbilt property needs some TLC, but there is all that space and historic detailing. I suspect the garage could even be used to house a car, if a buyer so chose. (Like many of the buildings on Vanderbilt and Waverly, it was obviously built as a carriage house (horses and carriages below, grooms upstairs) to support the owners of mansions on Clinton and Washington.)

    Best of all, however, is the location. It’s 2 minutes from the subway, the B38 bus, and “restaurant row” on DeKalb. It’s only a bit farther to Underwood Park (for the kids) and a supermarket, plus a couple of late-night bodegas. This is convenience you can’t buy with a rehab.


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